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Table 2 Dietary intakes in patients and controls classified as iron deplete or iron replete *

From: Iron status is inversely associated with dietary iron intakes in patients with inactive or mildly active inflammatory bowel disease

  IBD Patients (n=29) Controls (n=28)  
Iron deplete (n=21) Iron replete (n=8) Iron deplete (n=18) Iron replete (n=10) IBD Patients Controls
Median Median Median Median p- value † p- value †
Total dietary iron (mg/d) 10.0 14.8 11.2 10.3 0.05 0.7
Non-haem iron (mg/d) 9.4 13.9 10.8 9.8 0.045 0.8
Haem iron (mg/d) 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.7 0.13 0.03
MFP (g/d) 120 177 82 143 0.07 0.005
Vitamin C (mg/d) 66 128 83 104 0.017 0.7
Phytate (mg/d) 48 44 93 111 0.7 0.3
BTE (g/d) 731 472 392 440 0.3 0.9
Calcium (mg/d) 927 899 645 615 0.6 0.8
Alcohol - n (%) consumers 10 (48%) 5 (63%) 11 (61%) 9 (90%)   
Alcohol - (g/d) consumers 7.8 5.6 10.3 8.9 0.7 0.13
(1) predicted available non-haem iron (mg/d) 1.7 2.4 1.9 1.8 0.013 0.5
  1. Abbreviations: MFP meat,fish and poultry; BTE black tea equivalents; IBD inflammatory bowel disease; (1) Predicted from Rickard et al.[7].
  2. * ‘Iron deplete’ refers to subjects who significantly absorbed iron when tested while ‘iron replete’ refers to those who did not (see Methods section).
  3. † Compares dietary intakes in iron deplete and iron replete for IBD patients or controls.